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V.2.13 - Sports

Sports Verbs

Average: 3.8 (16 votes)

Unlike me, I'm sure some of you are interested in, or practise sports! Here is a revision lesson on some of the verbs we commonly use to talk about sports. All you need to do is choose the correct verb in each sentence.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Play Do Go - Sports Verbs

Average: 4.3 (35 votes)

A common topic of conversation is the sports people enjoy playing and watching – so it's important to know which verb to use!

When we discuss sport there are three verbs that we use: play, go and do.

For example:

"I play table-tennis."
"I go fishing. "
"I do yoga."

Sports Equipment Vocabulary

Average: 3.6 (8 votes)

I’m not a very sporty person, but since I moved to London I’ve been going to the gym almost every day. My gym is quite big and so as well as using the exercise machines, customers can also play a variety of sports. Below, I have written a list of exercise equipment. All you need to do is match each thing to its description below.
Lesson by Caroline.

Go, Do, Play - Sports Collocations

Average: 3.9 (24 votes)

Hi everyone, here's some sports collocations for you!

Go is generally used for sports and activities ending in –ing (but not always).
"Let's go skiing this winter."

Do is generally used for individual sports and fighting sports.
"My son can do Judo."

Running Vocabulary - High Intermediate

Average: 3.3 (7 votes)

Give your mind a workout

This one's for all you sporty people who need to brush up on your running jargon! Have a look at the vocabulary and match the words to their definitions...

1) Novice
2) Marathon
3) Hamstring
4) Warm-up
5) Treadmill
6) Peak Performance
7) Cramp
8) Quads / quadriceps
9) Dehydration
10) Endorphins

Sports Idioms

Average: 3.3 (7 votes)

As you know, learning English is more than just learning vocabulary words and grammar rules. To really know the language, you have to know the culture. American football is such a big part of American culture that the vocabulary from this great sport (please hold the chuckles) has seeped into everyday use.

How to use Play, Do and Go

Average: 3.7 (109 votes)

'Do yoga? Play yoga? Go yoga?'

We use the verbs play, do and go with sports and activities. Here is the information you need to know to use them correctly:

play

Play is used with ball sports or competitive games where we play against another person:

Football English

Average: 2.6 (10 votes)

 

The European Championships are well underway.

 This time there are no British teams in the final, but there is probably a lot of English being spoken by supporters from around Europe in Switzerland and Austria. Here are some expressions we use to talk about the 'beautiful game'.